Analysis that CATS is able to perform:


  • Identification of binding media and coatings


  • Characterization of inorganic and organic pigments


  • Description of degradation products and pathways


  • Dendrochronological dating and provenance of historic wood



X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer                                      FTIR – Spectrometer


Analytical equipment available in CATS:

Spectroradiometer ASD (UV-VIS-NIR reflectance and radiance/irradiance analysis)

Leica M205 A Stereomicroscope (incl. Z-stack 3D imaging)

GC-MS/MS (Bruker Scion TQ )

Ion – Chromatograph (Methorom IC)

FTIR – Spectrometer (Bruker Tensor 27, Hyperion 3000 coupled to a microscope with MCI and[break]  FPA detectors & Perkin Elmer Spectrum 1000 FTIR and NIR for transmittance)

Handheld FTIR (Bruker Alpha A-p with transmittance and attenuated total reflectance (ATR-FTIR))

Dispersive RAMAN microscope 532nm & 785nm  lasers / open stage / Spectrometer (Bruker Senterra)

X-Ray Fluorescence spectrometer (Bruker Artax 400μXRF)

Handheld X-ray Fluorescence spectrometer (Bruker Tracer III-V+ & Elio from XGLab)

Portable X-ray scanner: Dürr CR 35/HD-CR 35 NDT Plus

X-ray (YXLON SMART EVO 160D directional X-ray system with 1.0 mm focal spot,[break]  20-160 kV, 0.5-7.0 mA and 750 W X-ray power/mains: 85-264 VAC, 45-65 Hz)

NIR, Near-infrared

HPLC, High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Osiris IR InGaAs-array / ARTIST IR CDD-camera

Pol / Trans / UV / EPI Microscopes

INSTRON tensile testing equipment

Colour measurement, micro fading analysis & DNA sequencing